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Acrylic and Collage Works on Canvas by Wang Tao at Cynthia Reeves
Wang Tao, “Untitled (Dragons with Gold Background)”, acrylic and vintage paper on canvas, 78.5” x 31.5”, 2007. Photo: Courtesy Cynthia Reeves.
NEW YORK, NY.- Chinese painter Wang Tao opens his first exhibition at Cynthia-Reeves with a select series of his signature acrylic and collage works on canvas. Tao looks to his lineage for his iconography, incorporating universally recognizable Chinese motifs such as dragons, birds on branches, clouds, and mountains. His rich, warm palette further recapitulates this legacy of Chinese lacquer and ink scroll painting.

To create the textured and evocatively textile-like surface, Tao begins by affixing a decoupage of vintage book leaves from the Qing Dynasty and Early Republic Period (1912 – 1949). The book pages and written text serves as the background, on which Tao adds layers of acrylic paint, building up the surface texture and developing the visual motifs. Rather than appropriating lauded 20th century works from Western cultures, as has been repeated seen in Contemporary Chinese painting, Tao looks to China's culture and history as his subject.

Wang Tao was born in Shijiahuang, Hebei Providence. He graduated from the Art Department Hebei Normal College and currently lives and works in China's art capitol, Beijing, as a professional artist. He has exhibited in the United State, Europe and Asia.

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